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By: Beth Davidson

  The dust has just settled in Glasgow for the Summer Commonwealth Games, fencing’s equivalent level competition has just had its closing ceremony! The Commonwealth Fencing Championships are the highlight of the sport every four years and until 1970, part of the main summer Games. This tournament saw 14 fencers from the NE Region competing in both the senior and…

By: Beth Davidson

For established and developing coaches, it is important to ensure coach paperwork (Safeguarding Protecting Children, DBS and First Aid 6hrs) is under 3 years old to remain on the register as well as other generic courses for skill development. Tees Valley Sport are subsidising some of these courses for coaches who live and/or work in the Tees Valley area. For…

By: Beth Davidson

Fencing Centre Durham are encouraging the over 40s to try something different and start FENCING! £81 per term. This includes all the fencing equipment!.  Have a go at the foil, epee and sabre with coaching from Hungarian Master, Laszlo Jakab! Venue: Graham Sports Centre, Durham University, Maiden Castle, Durham DH1 3SE Times: 7.30 – 9.00pm Day: Wednesdays For information and…

By: Beth Davidson

Refereeing can be an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience, essential to any competition, at any level!  Understanding basic refereeing can help you as a fencer, volunteer or parent, to understand how and why hits are awarded!  Learning how to referee can offer opportunities to travel around the country and maybe internationally! If you wish to become a registered referee with…

By: Beth Davidson

North East England Regional Fencing has won a prestigious national award for their Street Swords programme in the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. The Alliance’s President, HRH The Earl of Wessex, presented the club with the Innovative Project Award at a ceremony in St James’s Palace in London on 9 July. Innovation is what brought sportingactivities…

By: Beth Davidson

This weekend hosted the fencing regional championships called the Winton Cup taking place in Nottingham.  This 2 day 6 weapon tournament is where regions fight each other out to be crowed  team champions. The North East team had a mixture of age, youth and experience. The sabre teams made strong performances over the 2 days but many of our top…

By: Beth Davidson

  This weekend was the England Youth Championships taking place at Hatfield in Hertfordshire, where our best English under 15 year old fencers aim to claim selection for international events!  For our North East fencers this is one of the last events in the season to improve on rankings. The first medal was achieved was in the U15 girls foil…

By: Beth Davidson

The Durham University Sport ‘Moment in Time’ plaques were officially unveiled in a ceremony that took place at Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle.  A wall to the entrance has been dedicated to commemorate those who have made an impact to University sport at Durham while also helping to fund future sporting infrastructure projects. Team Durham coach, Laszlo Jakab, community junior…

By: Beth Davidson

This weekend saw the Region’s best fencers over the age of 40 battle it out at the British Veteran Fencing National Age Group tournament in Milton Keynes.  Two days of fencing with four catagories of ages, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and over 70s, with the over 50s fighting to qualify for the World Championships later…

By: Beth Davidson

British Fencing is delighted to announce that the new syllabus for the weapon specific achievement awards Levels 1 to 6 is now available on our website. For more information please visit http://www.britishfencing.com/clubs/achievementawardsscheme/ .